Hire a Certified Aging in Place Specialist
We serve all of Wichita’s adaptive and independent living needs
Design can be both functional and attractive, making your home more comfortable and enjoyable for everyone in the family, from children to grandparents.
Remodel your home to make it safer, more accessible and barrier-free for you and your guests with our certified aging in place specialists.
Learn more about our Aging in Place Services:
- Grab Bar Installation
- Widening Doors & Hallways
- Wheelchair Ramps
- Handicap Accessible Bathroom Remodeling
- Aging in place financing is available to help keep renovations affordable
Living Independently in Wichita
What is “Independent Living”?
- Remaining in one’s home safely, independently and comfortably regardless of age, income or ability level.
- Making a house “home” for a lifetime through Universal Design techniques.
- Use of low-maintenance, affordable materials.
How does it affect me?
If you are like the majority of Americans over the age of 45, you want to continue living in a familiar environment throughout your maturing years. According to the AARP, 74% of older homeowners prefer to remain independent.
The AARP’s “Fixing to Stay” study has found that:
- People 50 and older who said that their homes would not meet their needs as they grew older were almost twice as likely to feel isolated.
- Older consumers want a means of identifying professionals they can trust.
- Those professionals need to be reliable, honest and have training in the proper skill-sets to modify, design and build a safe, barrier-free home.
Accessible Design complies with regulations or criteria that establish a minimum level of design necessary to accommodate persons with disabilities.
Universal Design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. Universal Design is used to help people age in place.
Rooms, entrances and environments that are designed to minimize or eliminate barriers like steps, large steep grades or slopes, thresholds greater than 1/2”, and narrow, cluttered or restrictive passages.
Adaptability is a design concept developed to address problems of individual differences and changes in capability over time.
Examples of Adaptable Design:
- Thermostat and light switches can be reached by child, person in wheelchair, or ambulatory adult.
- An inside or outside stair lift can be installed on a temporary basis.
Visitability is a minimum level of accessibility that will allow a person using a wheelchair basic access to the ground floor of a home.
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